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“It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars.”

—Richard Paul Evans (born 1962)
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From the Desk of Dave Linzey...

May Peace Be With You
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

These are difficult times that we live in filled with chaos and strife occurring globally, within our own community, and perhaps our own family. As a school leader I have had the privilege of working with hundreds of teachers and staff members over the past several decades along with thousands of parents and students. I have worked closely with people who have suffered immeasurable loss and heartache and yet have approached suffering with such incredible perspective, positive attitude and gratitude while enduring their pain.

It is clear to me that one's own internal thermometer, so to speak, one's own attitude and mental framework determines how one will cope with life’s’ events, both large and small. You know those people who are optimistic and enthusiastic no matter what. Each of us has friends who are typically upbeat most of the time, ready to take on the day, handling the negatives and curve balls thrown their way and have the keen ability to see the good in any situation. Then there are the pessimists who are fearful, negative most of the time and see what is wrong with any good thing that comes their way. These folks are "prophets of doom" about most things
that happen.

I have pondered this question many times… “Are we born optimists or pessimists? Is this an innate trait that we are genetically predisposed to?” I am certain that there is a genetic component to our personalities. Yet, I have also seen those who have had a "change in attitude" who learned to see things differently - those who previously "saw the glass half empty," some may have experienced an unexpected life event, or now choose to see things in a new perspective, or have learned to "see the glass half full."

What I am referring to is daily life's perspective and experience. How we choose to view life, people, work, family, friends, and our daily reality is truly a choice we have control over. We can see evil intent, impure motives, and join the gossip of destruction or we can choose to build others up, see the good, give others the benefit of the doubt, not expend negative energy, and instead make a choice to become a positive influence in the lives of others we encounter.

These positive people are truly "lights shining in the darkness.” They are encouragers and uplifters. They are sparks that can ignite a fire of energy and enthusiasm! I know many such people and I love being around them. Don't you? You will notice that the optimistic ("glass half full") people are typically sought out by others and never lack friends. There is a group of caring parents who are shining examples of this positive energy. They have started their own Facebook Group, “I Support CVCHS.” Their purpose is “for all the positive things about CVCHS, our teachers, students, parents and administrators” to be supported in our community. Got to love the positive energy, goodness and peace that this group wants
to share and celebrate all the good that is happening at CVCHS!

This time of the year is a time of reflection on oneself and one’s own attitude. It is a time of great opportunity to share your love, appreciation and gratitude to others in your life. It is a time to forgive one’s enemies and to forgive oneself. Take time to tell others what you appreciate about them and how thankful you are for them. An “attitude of gratitude” is contagious!

In closing, take a moment to reflect on these words:

"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me,
is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education,
than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other
people think, say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill.
It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we
have a choice every day regarding the attitude we embrace for that day. We
cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a
certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play the
one string we have, and that is our attitude... I am convinced that life is 10% what
happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge
of our Attitudes".
Charles Swindoll

I invite you today, to join me in making this world a better place by extinguishing darkness with light, and overcoming hate with love. Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season filled with love, laughter, gratitude, kindness, forgiveness and most of all… Peace.

May Peace Be With You,
Dave Linzey
Executive Director

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Welcome

Welcome to Clayton Valley Charter High School! The vision is clear: We will prepare our students for college admissions equipped with 21st century skills. All students have a right to a world-class education and this is the mission of Clayton Valley Charter High School (CVCHS). All of the faculty, staff and administration are dedicated to this challenge and we invite parents to join us as partners to make this vision a reality. The CVCHS administration, board of directors, teachers and staff are united with a clear vision to ensure that we provide our students with a rigorous and relevant education.


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Attendance
and ADA

School funding comes directly from student's daily attendance.  When they attend school, even for a portion of the day, we receive full funding for that day.  When your student does not attend at all, we receive no funding at all.  Since 2007, California funding for public education (which includes charter schools) has been reduced significantly causing a tremendous strain on schools to offer educational programs.  We need each student here everyday, even if it is only for a part of the day (after doctor's and dentist appointments, etc.).  CVCHS can actually increase our state funding if every parent does their best to get their students to school everyday.  Thanks!


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News and Announcements

LETTER TO COMMUNITY REGARDING NCS PROBATION

LETTER TO COMMUNITY REGARDING NCS PROBATION In response to questions regarding the NCS probation, please click above for a letter from CVCHS Governing Board Chairperson, Ted Meriam
CONGRATULATIONS TO UGLY EAGLE FOOTBALL FOR THEIR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!!! FINAL LEG--CARSON FOR THE STATE TITLE!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO UGLY EAGLE FOOTBALL FOR THEIR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!!!  FINAL LEG--CARSON FOR THE STATE TITLE!! Last night the Ugly Eagles put on a fine show for their fans and trounced Oakdale 28 - 7!! Now it's down to Carson, CA for the State Division II title! Ready to go? Click here for all the game info!
MENS' SOCCER HOSTS THEIR 1ST ANNUAL FUNDRAISER!

MENS' SOCCER HOSTS THEIR 1ST ANNUAL FUNDRAISER! Please join us Friday, January 16th at the Centre Concord as CVCHS Mens' Soccer premiers their first annual fundraiser! Doors open at 5:30pm and dinner begins at 6:00. For all the details including ticket prices, event details, etc. please click above.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A SAT PREP COURSE??

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A SAT PREP COURSE?? Taught by expert, Kaplan-certified instructors, the SAT course provides live in classroom instruction, homework review, and customized recommendations based on practice test performance. The course includes 18 hours of live instruction and 4 full-length practice tests, 34 hours total.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN ATTENDING CVCHS?? THE OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD HAS BEGUN!!

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN ATTENDING CVCHS?? THE OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD HAS BEGUN!! Open Enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year is taking place beginning November 18th, 2014 at 9:00AM through 4:00PM on January 28th, 2015. Enrollment submission applications are available online by clicking above.
CONGRATULATIONS! CVCHS GETS REAUTHORIZED FOR 5 YEARS!!

CONGRATULATIONS!  CVCHS GETS REAUTHORIZED FOR 5 YEARS!! I would like to proudly announce that CVCHS has received authorization from the Contra Costa County Office of Education for the next five years to continue our outstanding charter school! With a vote of 5-0 the County Board approved the recommendation from the CCCOE administration to approve our charter school due to the tremendous success we have had in meeting all the requirements necessary for reauthorization. With the tremendous academic achievement results CVCHS has earned the past two years, it is clear that we have an outstanding school that is preparing all of our students for college and careers of the 21st century. Congratulations to our students, staff and parents for a job well done! Let’s keep up the great work we do each and every day of focusing upon meeting the needs of our students. That is what got us here!

Dave Linzey
Executive Director
SCHOOL HOLIDAY UPDATE FOR FEBRUARY 2015

SCHOOL HOLIDAY UPDATE FOR FEBRUARY 2015 To align the CVCHS school holidays with our feeder pattern schools/the MDUSD calendar, we will be observing Lincoln’s birthday on Friday, February 13th, 2015 and not on Monday, February 9th as previously published. President’s Day will still be honored on Monday, February 16th, 2015. For more information and a link to the updated 2014 - 2015 Academic Calendar with the revision noted, please click above.
"CLAYTON VALLEY CARES" IS BACK AT CVCHS!!

 "CLAYTON VALLEY CARES" IS BACK AT CVCHS!! Clayton Valley Cares (CVC) is a program that is designed to help our CV students and their families in need. Hardship can hit a family without warning, and we want to help. Students who may have a need for a warm coat, a gift card for necessities/food or a bus/BART ticket. Any student can receive help by speaking first to their Guidance Counselor who will, in turn, reach out to CVC for the help that they need. All services and inquiries are strictly confidential. For more information on how you can help, please click above.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN INFORMATION ABOUT UPCOMING GOVERNING BOARD MEETINGS?

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN INFORMATION ABOUT UPCOMING GOVERNING BOARD MEETINGS?  The CVCHS Governing Board can now send out notices of meetings and agendas and links to information. For more information and a link to the subscription page, please click above.
ON-LINE PAYMENTS FOR CAFETERIA ARE NOW AVAILABLE!!

ON-LINE PAYMENTS FOR CAFETERIA ARE NOW AVAILABLE!! You can now add money to your student's lunch account via our webstore! Use your Visa, Mastercard or Discover card to make online payments right from the comfort of your home. For all the information and a direct link to the webstore, please click above.
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY(S) TO GET INVOLVED AND STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR CHILD'S EDUCATION??

WHAT’S THE BEST WAY(S) TO GET INVOLVED AND STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR CHILD'S EDUCATION?? If you are the parent of an existing, new or incoming student at CVCHS, there are a number of ways to stay involved with your child’s education, find out what’s happening on campus and get notified of events you and your child may be interested in. Click above to find out how!!
CVCHS RECEIVES A SIX-YEAR CLEAR TERM OF ACCREDITATION FROM WASC!!

CVCHS RECEIVES A SIX-YEAR CLEAR TERM OF ACCREDITATION FROM WASC!! After completion of our visit and evaluation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), CVCHS received a six year clear term of accreditation. This is the highest level of praise that WASC bestows, affirming our school’s success and our ability to continue to achieve excellence.
FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH IS AVAILABLE HERE!

FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH IS AVAILABLE HERE! Do you qualify for the Free & Reduced Lunch Program? Click on the link to print the form and read all about it!
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Calendar

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Governance & Committees
End of 1st Semester

Date: 12/19/2014
Teacher Work Day

Date: 12/19/2014
Boys Freshmen Soccer Game vs Concord

Date: 12/19/2014, 3:30 PM 5:30 PM
Location: CVCHS
Girls Basketball vs Heritage High

Date: 12/19/2014, 5:30 PM 9 PM
Location: Heritage High School 5:30 JV 7:00 V
Girls Basketball vs Santa Rosa

Date: 12/20/2014, 12:30 PM 5 PM
Location: CVCHS
Boys Freshmen Soccer Game vs Pitsburg

Date: 12/20/2014, 2 PM 4 PM
Location: Pittsburg
CIF State Football D - II Championships Ugly Eagles vs. Redlands East Valley

Date: 12/20/2014, 4 PM 6 PM
Location: Stub Hub Center - Carson, CA
Winter Break

Date: 12/22/2014
Boys Freshmen Soccer Game vs Deer Valley

Date: 12/22/2014, 3:30 PM 5:30 PM
Location: CVCHS
Boys Soccer vs Deer Valley

Date: 12/22/2014, 4 PM 8 PM
Location: CVCHS JV - 4 PM V - 6 PM